Daily Archives: October 16, 2014

Hay and Hell and Booligal by Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson

Hay and Hell and Booligal “You come and see me, boys,” he said; “You’ll find a welcome and a bed And whisky any time you call; Although our township hasn’t got The name of quite a lively spot — You … Continue reading

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There Once Was A Man From Nantucket by Anonymous

There Once Was A Man From Nantucket There once was a man from Nantucket Who kept all of his cash in a bucket. But his daughter, named Nan, Ran away with a man And as for the bucket, Nan took … Continue reading

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The Plot Against the Giant by Wallace Stevens

The Plot Against the Giant First Girl When this yokel comes maundering, Whetting his hacker, I shall run before him, Diffusing the civilest odors Out of geraniums and unsmelled flowers. It will check him. Second Girl I shall run before … Continue reading

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A Dream Within A Dream By Edgar Allan Poe

A Dream Within A Dream Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow– You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown … Continue reading

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Her Kind by Anne Sexton

Her Kind I have gone out, a possessed witch, haunting the black air, braver at night; dreaming evil, I have done my hitch over the plain houses, light by light: lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind. A woman like that … Continue reading

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Exchanging Hats by Elizabeth Bishop

Exchanging Hats Unfunny uncles who insist in trying on a lady’s hat, –oh, even if the joke falls flat, we share your slight transvestite twist in spite of our embarrassment. Costume and custom are complex. The headgear of the other … Continue reading

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The Owl and the Pussy Cat by Edward Lear

The Owl and the Pussy Cat The Owl and the Pussy Cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money Wrapped up in a five-pound note. The Owl looked up to the … Continue reading

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